People Are Sharing Pictures Of Their Ridiculous Christmas Sleeping Arrangements
Christmas is a time to spend with family. People travel thousands of miles just to see those nearest and dearest to them at this time of year, more than any other.
However, once you arrive there, you might not get quite the comfort that you're used to at home. That's putting it lightly.
Houses are full, space is tight and often, we're busking it.
Each year, journalist Rhodri Marsden compiles a thread from load of people who are jammed into weird spots about the house, propped up on airbeds in laundry rooms, or crammed back into the childhood bed that they grew up with - covered by the same Thomas the Tank Engine duvet they outgrew aged 11 - during the festive period.
It's become something of a Christmas tradition in itself:
Ah yes I forgot coming home for xmas means staying in your old room where your parents have turned it into a storage room and also sleeping in questionable kids bedsheets pic.twitter.com/n3E47FLzZg
- Angela Hui (@Angela_Hui) December 22, 2018
Joining in with #duvetknowitschristmas - as the youngest person in a full house I'm sleeping in my vicar mum's aptly named religious room*. 3 pictures of Christ watching over me.
*today & every day, very grateful to be a part of this very full house :purple_heart: pic.twitter.com/DPrRAn4AGH
- Eleanor Binks (@ellie_binks) December 23, 2018
Of course, whilst this is all funny, it's not really about that. Regardless of where you sleep, it's still nice to go home to see your family and friends, even if you do get shoved up against a wall or have to sleep underneath the sideboard in the utility room
It's all for a good cause, as well. This year, Marsden is asking people to share their pictures and make a generous donation to the homelessness and rough sleeping charity Shelter.
Alongside Twitter, they hope they can raise a bit of money for people who don't even have a camp bed underneath their parents' stairs to kip underneath this Christmas.
Shelter's campaigns director, Greg Beales, said: "It's totally shocking that 320,000 people in Britain have been swept aside by the housing crisis and now have no place to call home.
"We desperately need action now - to change tomorrow for the hundreds of thousands whose lives will be blighted by homelessness this winter. That's why we are so pleased to partner with Twitter who will get the message out there that now is the time to act."
Here are some more classics from recent years...
@rhodri At least I can choose outfits without getting out of bed.#duvetknowitschristmas pic.twitter.com/7eauF8J1Sp
- The Ugly Bug Ball #kerkasielBethel (@TheUglyBugBall) December 24, 2017
@rhodri relegated to a single blow up bed on my own lounge floor. There are 2 double beds in this house that I paid for! How did this happen? #duvetknowitschristmas pic.twitter.com/4STAeowUIE
- Michelle McLean (@michiemc82) December 24, 2017
My Christmas sleeping quarters in my brother's motor home in front of his house (also the main booze storage area) I can hear noises outside @rhodri #duvetknowitschristmas pic.twitter.com/cXh3bIYAvL
- Amy Longsden (@amylongsden) December 24, 2017
Merry Christmas everyone - wherever you end up sleeping.
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